If Las Vegas is considered the city of Sin, I am not sure how to label Amsterdam every thing is available. Most people when they think of Amsterdam think of learning what is cannabis and it being legal and the Red Light District but there is much more. Of course I’m not saying the Cannabis isn’t great and that the Red Light District can’t get you all the sin you need! Amsterdam is also home of the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, the Westerkerk Church that was finished in 1663 and the Heineken Brewery which has been turned into the Heineken Experience.
Let’s talk about the Red Light District, is a layer of alleys that contain hundreds of one bedroom apartments that have a variety of different female prostitutes which give this are the name since they light up their rooms when working with a Red Light. There is actually three different Red Light Districts in Amsterdam there is the Walletjes, Singel and de Piip. There are many hotels that are located in the Red Light District which is actually a safe place to stay since there are many police officers around, though at night be wary of pick pockets as Amsterdam is notorious for this. And also remember do not take pictures of the windows that is a big no no and will results in you being hurt. Have fun but I recommend for your first trip not starting in the Red Light District because of the opinion you might form off the start.
Now for the other famous part of Amsterdam the head shop that litter the city where you can find many Americans enjoying drug freedom. You can also find badass glass coupon and other dab rig coupons advertisement all over the place. Just take a look at the Amsterdam map which shows you the various locations throughout. It is impossible to go to them all but some are more popular and have better weed. Barney’s Breakfast Bar is one of the most famous spots but can get very busy at times but if you’re coming in on an early flight it opens early and you can get a great breakfast and enjoy your first legal smoke. Greenhouse is another spot that has a variety of different types of smokes to choose from with an ever changing menu. Bulldog is another one of the famous spots but I don’t recommend, didn’t enjoy the staff and the smoke seemed bland.
Unfortunately the Heineken Experience was closed when I took my trip but is to reopen in December of 2008. I can say that I didn’t experience the museums and culture enough as I was enjoying the night life. A second trip for me is a must to explore the rest of this great culture.